When news hit the web that Nick Jonas had been rushed to the hospital on Sunday, May 16, fans were pretty worried. For those who missed it, TMZ reported that the Jonas Brothers member had been injured on set of a secret project, and that he had to be “taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital,” but they didn’t have a lot of details on what exactly happened to him. Now, the singer is finally explaining what went down.
What Happened To Nick Jonas?
“We did just announce that we are doing this show with NBC for the Olympics called Olympic Dreams. Me and the brothers are competing against each other in Olympic sports, and one of the events required me riding a bicycle,” he told Extra in a new interview. “Basically, I lost control of the bike and flipped off of it, kind of ugly. Again, I do feel really good… Just been getting rest when I am not on The Voice sitting in my chair… Honestly, I feel really fortunate, feel really good. [It’s] just one of those injuries you can’t really do anything about, just have to wait it out and deal with some of the pain. I feel good. I feel like it could have been a lot worse, so coming away with just this is all good.”
During Monday night’s episode of The Voice, he also spoke out about the incident.
“I’m feeling OK,” he said, when asked how he was holding up. “I cracked a rib from a spill on a bike and a few other bumps and bruises, but I just want to go ahead and say that, in case I’m not as physically enthusiastic as I usually am.”
What Exactly Is ‘Olympic Dreams?’
According to Deadline, Olympic Dreams will be an hour long special set to air on July 21, 2021. It will pit Joe, Nick and Kevin against each other with help from some of USA’s best athletes. Wow, sounds intense!
“For the three Jonas brothers raised in Wycoff, NJ, becoming Olympians was a dream established at an early age. And it was only sidelined by another lofty goal: pop stardom. Now, after more than a decade as one of music’s biggest acts, the Jonas boys are ready to prove they have what it takes to compete at an Olympic level,” the outlet reported.
What Else Has Nick Jonas And His Brothers Been Up To Recently?
It turns out, that isn’t the only thing Jonas Brothers’ fans have to look forward to. Yep, you might want to clear out your schedules for this fall because the guys just announced that they’re going to hit the road once again and embark on a massive tour! The Remember This tour will kick off on August 20, 2021, in Las Vegas, NV, and it will stretch across 42 cities. Tickets go on sale on May 27, 2021. Check out the full dates here:
“We couldn’t be more excited to officially announce we are going on tour THIS summer and bringing our friend Kelsea Ballerini!” the band said in a statement. “If this past year has taught us anything, it’s that we need to remember the important moments in our lives. We hope these shows will be special moments for our fans, our friends and our families and we can’t wait to see all their faces soon!”
And that’s not all. We also have a brand new song to get excited about! Their upcoming single, “Remember This,” is coming out on June 18, 2021, and we cannot wait. According to a press release, the track will “tell an Olympic-inspired story with athlete imagery and will feature a special message from the Jonas Brothers.” Ugh, can it be June 18 already?!
Do They Have An Album Coming?
So does the tour and new single announcement mean that a full album is in the works? Well, for those who missed it, the former Disney group actually confirmed that their next album was ready in February 2020.
“Yeah, a new album. It’s coming,” Nick said during an appearance on The Tonight Show. “We figured, why slow down. Literally two or three weeks [after Happiness Begins came out] we were with a bunch of our songwriting friends, we went somewhere to record to write and came out with a record pretty much done.”
But they revealed a few months later that they had decided to post-pone it because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Actually, we had the album nearly finished when I last saw you, and right after that we did finish it,” he explained during another appearance on The Tonight Show in April 2020. “Then, obviously the world changed quite a bit. The new album as a whole, we’re just going to wait a second and see what all happens.”
So is that album going to finally come out? Well, Joe explained in an Instagram Live in March 2021 that they still weren’t sure.
“We plan on releasing a body of work. We’re not 100 percent sure when, obviously this last year kind of shifted timelines quite a bit for everyone, so that’s our reasoning. We’re not holding anything back from the fans that want new music, but we’ve got some good stuff we’re working on and we can’t wait to share it with you guys,” he dished.
“We’ve been talking a lot about ideas for the tour, new music and when to roll that out,” Nick also told Variety in May 2021. “We had a lot of things already recorded and kind of ready to go that we had to put on the back burner while things were a bit nuts out there in the world. But we feel very inspired and excited to get back out there and do our thing.”
Well, hopefully they make an album announcement soon. Either way, it’s definitely going to be a very Jonas-filled year!